Danish team CSC had to add yet another name to the list of injured riders after the 204-kilometre Grand Prix Cholet on Sunday. Andy Schleck was involved in a crash after about 25 kilometres, and the 20 year-old rider suffered a broken collarbone as a result.
"Andy was really unlucky and it's too bad we now have to add his name to our list of injured as well," said sports director Kim Andersen, who had four riders in first peloton in the French race. "But accidents will happen in this sport and we can't change that fact."
As for the race, Andersen added, ""We tried to set up the sprint for Martin Pedersen, who seemed the fastest of the four. Unfortunately he was cut off and didn't get the chance to really take part in the sprint." Chris Sutton (Cofidis) won the GP Cholet while Martin Pedersen came in 14th.